The Soviet delegation to the 14th Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East council meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, had some holiday jaunts after and session ended.
S.V. Mr. Nicolai Firbun-with Malaya official.
C.U. Ditto taking pictures.
C.U. Girls "
L.V. Aboriginees lined up.
S.V. Mr. Nicolai with others on way to village.
S.V. Aboriginees following.
C.U. Nicolai taking pictures.
S.V. Girls following.
C.U. Feet stopping through grass.
S.V. Mr. Nicolai and Malayan officials.
S.V. Aboriginees with shooting blow pipes.
S.V. Mr. Nicolai holding pipe.
C.U. Native blowing dart.
L.V. Showing darts in board.
C.U. Native blowing darts.
S.V. Mr. Nicolai watching.
S.V. Bamboo band.
C.U. Feet dancing.
S.V. Girls dancing.
S.V. Aboriginee woman receiving cigarette.
S.V. Mr. Firbun talking to press.
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Background: The Soviet delegation to the 14th Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East council meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, had some holiday jaunts after and session ended. They visited an aborigine village at Sungei Batang, in the Cameron Highlands, Central Malaya. There are about 130 Senai Tribes in this settlement. The delegation was headed by deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Nicolai Firubin. Dressed in their traditional attire and decorated with wild flowers, the aborigines extended a warm welcome to their visitors and later demonstrated their skill with blow pipes. They also showed their fine arts and put on a traditional dance which was accompanied by native musicians. At a Press Conference after the visit, the Soviet leader, Mr. Firubin, speaking through an interpreter referred to the peoples of Malaya's wonderful, energetic, hard-working and very friendly'.